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Vengeance is sweet for the Lady Mustangs 4 April 2008

Posted by ccolunga in Analysis.
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I would have never guessed that Kingwood lost to Katy Taylor at the beginning of season. The Lady Mustangs seemed at ease and look ready for the regional championship tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at Deer Park. (more…)

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Kingwood girls win again 4 April 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood, Updates.
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The Kingwood girls soccer team took a 1-0 win today over Katy Taylor , making it the second straight year Taylor has fallen to the Lady Mustangs in regional semifinals.

Carmen made it out to the game and will be on here a bit later to tell you amore about the game so check back later this evening.

The girls advance to take on Clear Lake tomorrow at 11:30 at Abshier Stadium in what should be an outstanding match-up. Against Atascocita in the area round, Clear Lake showed some pretty incredible speed and athleticism on their way to a 4-0 victory. In addition, the Lady Falcons took a 2-0 win today over defending Region champs Deer Park today.

We’ll see if Kingwood’s D will have the answer.

In other news in prep sports, the Atascocita vs. Humble softball game was postponed due to rain until tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. The Kingwood baseball team on the other hand, will go ahead with their game against Baytown Lee as scheduled at 6:30.

Kingwood playoff games 3 April 2008

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Both the Kingwood boys and girls soccer teams will continue their quests for a state title on Friday, and both at Deer Park’s Abshier Stadium.

The girls will take on Katy Taylor at 2:30 p.m. in a rematch of last year’s regional semi-final round where the Lady Mustangs pulled out a 1-0 win.

The boys will face Strake Jesuit later that evening at 7:30 p.m. I have heard a lot of good things about Strake this season so this game should be one of premier playoff match-ups in the area.

Kingwood continues to roll 2 April 2008

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The Kingwood boys played a briliant game against Clements last night, easily handiling the Rangers 2-0, full recap (here). The girls survived a close one against Brazoswood, 3-2, at The Rig in Pearland.

Here are the rest of last night’s local scores:

Soccer
Boys: Kingwood 2, Fort Bend Clements 0
Girls: Kingwood 3, Brazoswood 2; Marshall 1, Padia 1, Rooney 1

Baseball
Atascocita 18, Baytown Lee 8
Baytown Sterling 5, Kingwood 3
Humble vs. P.A. Memorial, not reported
Klein 6, Spring 5
Klein Oak 4, Westfield 3

Softball
Bmnt. West Brook 3, Kingwood 2
Channelview 5, Humble 4
Atascocita 15, P.A. Memorial 0
Spring 3, Klein Collins 0
Klein Forest 1, Westfield 0

Splendora sinks Shepherd 12-0 2 April 2008

Posted by ccolunga in Splendora, Updates.
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Some things never change. Even though I haven’t been covering this area’s sports for that long, it’s long enough to learn about Splendora softball. They dominate, and things didn’t change tonight. I really appreciate how they carry themselves, always striving for more, always looking to improve. Most likely, they’ll keep it up, and then we’ll see what they’re made of as they try for a state championship. (more…)

New Caney survives Crosby 31 March 2008

Posted by ccolunga in New Caney, Updates.
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The Eagles escaped with a vital 3-2 win Tuesday night versus Crosby.

Since New Caney has improved tremendously since the start of the season, I was expecting a crisp game. The Eagles left much to be desired baseball wise, but played with a lot of guts to come up with such an important win. If they are able to put the two together, a legitimate playoff team may be the product.

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Friday night roundup 27 March 2008

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Tonight I made a trip down to Galena Park ISD Stadium to catch the Atascocita vs. Clear Lake double header. Unfortunately for both Eagle teams, neither emerged with a win.

In the five o’clock boys game, Atascocita started a bit slowly against a big and athletic Clear Lake team, and After falling behind 1-0 relatively early, Alex Dixon knotted the game at one a piece shortly before the half.

In the second half, Eagle fans suffered a scary moment when play was stopped after a nasty collision between defender Kyle Sneed and goalkeeper Jose Villatoro. After remaining on the ground for several minutes, both players walked off the field but were unable to return.

Despite the teams best efforts, and a few very good opportunities, Atascocita was unable to score in the second half, while Clear Lake was content to go on the defensive. The game headed into overtime 1-1.

With just under two and a half minutes left of the first overtime period, Clear Lake found the back of the net on a slow roller as Atascocita’s starters, most who had played the entire game, began to wear down.

In an incredible effort, Atascocita came out attacking in the second overtime period, creating two very good chances in the final minutes.

With under thirty seconds remaining, the Eagles managed one last attempt at goal when a long pass from twenty yards out was inches to high for forward Pablo DiRocco. DiRocco rose above the defense, his head grazing the the ball that was promptly corralled by the Clear Lake keeper after being popped up into the air.

Even with the loss, it was a heck of a season for the Eagles, and the group should be proud of their 2008 efforts.

In the seven o’clock girls game, Clear Lake pulled out an early 2-0 lead and the Lady Eagles were never able to find an answer for the speedy and physical Lady Falcons.

While it would not have had a dramatic effect on the final 4-0 result, the game was marred by some poor calls. Too many girls spent way too much time picking themselves up off the turf and the officials could have down more to keep it in check.

There was some good news for Eagles fans tonight though as the Eagle’s baseball team kept their unbeaten district streak alive with a 6-3 win over Kingwood on the road.

Here are some scores from the rest of tonights local action:

Boys soccer
Kingwood 5, Pearland 0
Clear Lake 2, Atascocita 1, OT

Girls soccer
Kingwood 4, Clear Brook 0
Clear Lake 4, Atascocita 0

Baseball
Atascocita 6, Kingwood 3
Humble at Bmnt. West Brook, late
P.A. Memorial vs. Baytown Sterling , late
Baytown Lee vs. Channelvie, late
Klein Oak 8, Spring 1
Westfield at Brenham, late
New Caney 15, Forest Brook 2
Splendora at Kingwood Park, late

Softball
Baytown Sterling 12, Humble 0
Bmnt. West Brook 7, Atascocita 5
Baytown Lee, Kingwood 0
Spring 11, St. Agnes 0
Westfield vs. Klein, late
New Caney 8, Galena Park 1
Splendora 15, Kingwood Park 0

Tuesday night soccer playoff update 25 March 2008

Posted by Observer Sports in Analysis, Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, Updates.
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Tonight, I headed down to Galena Park ISD Stadium to catch the Humble boys in action against District 22-5A champs North Shore.

If it had not been for three North Shore goals in the first 15 minutes, this one might have been much different.

Humble appeared to be a bit gun shy early on, and an experienced and athletic North Shore squad made them pay for some early mistakes. In addition, the absence of senior goal keeper Jose Orozco, who was injured in a club game two weeks ago, clearly hurt the team.

In the second half, Humble made a couple of adjustments and managed to pull the game to within two when Alberto Padilla scored five minutes in off of a strange rebound. The play developed when Michael Rus-Vid penetrated the defense and fired a close range shot in the box that was blocked directly in front of the goal. It appeared that North Shore’s keeper had fallen on and safely secured the ball, but instead the ball squirted out allowing a Padilla to make the heads up play.

North Shore would add another goal to make the final tally 4-1, but the young Wildcats still managed to make some impressive plays. Not too bad for a team with seven freshman on the field, lacking their all district keeper.

For those of you don’t already know, we had a special guest reporter make an appearance at the Atascocita boys game tonight. as our previous fearless sports leader Jonathan Yardley returned to his Observer roots handle some game coverage for us.

You can also check out full coverage from Jonathan, and Carmen’s coverage of the girls game (here).

Here are all the local scores from this week’s playoff action so far:

Atascocita

BOYS – Atascocita 6, Deer Park 1
GIRLS – Atascocita 4, La Porte 0

Humble

BOYS – North Shore 4, Humble 1
Kingwood Park

GIRLS – Henderson 3, Kingwood Park 0

Kingwood

GIRLS – Kingwood 8, Pasadena Memorial 0, March 24
BOYS – Kingwood 2, Pasadena Memorial 1

Atascocita teams win 25 March 2008

Posted by Jonathan Yardley in Atascocita, Game recaps, Updates.
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Both Atascocita soccer teams wound up breezing to bi-district playoff wins tonight. The Lady Eagles beat La Porte in the opening round for the second straight year, winning 4-0 at Charles Street Stadium.

I was at Atascocita to see the boys team beat Deer Park 6-1. The game was closer than that, but the Eagles really stepped up their play in the final 25 minutes to break open a 2-1 game. I don’t like to give too much credit to one player, and Atascocita has really improved its team play a ton, but the addition of former U-17 national team player Alex Dixon, a senior who also plays for the Houston Dynamo Academy and was only in his fourth game with Atascocita, made a huge difference. We’ll have more details on the game later, but Dixon was on his own level in the second half, and he finished with two goals and an assist. Should give the Eagles a chance against District 24-5A champion Clear Lake on Friday.

K-Park boys fall in shootout 21 March 2008

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After regulation and two overtime periods, the Nederland Bulldogs overcame the K-Park boys 3-1 in a shootout. You can check out Carmen’s full recap (here). 

That’s a tough way for the boys to lose, but it should definitely be exciting to watch this team develop over the next two years.

Next season, the Panthers add another class and in 2010, they will have a team loaded with talented seniors and juiors who will have three and four years varsity experience.

Look out 4-A competition, if K-Park can continue to build on what they have now and stay hungry, we might see these guys in Austin before long.